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World Premiere

Director: Kim Yong-Hwa

Korea, 2000, 27 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2000

Category:Narrative Short

Crew:Production: Wizma Pictures, Hyohyun Bldg. Chanchun-dong Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-180, South Korea


The film reveals the desperate lives of two brothers. Myunghoon takes care of his mother, who suffers from an incurable illness, and younger brother, who is a deaf-mute. Because of delayed payment of the hospital expense, they are given the order to leave the hospital. Finally he makes an irreparable decision ...

About the director

Born in 1971, Yong Hwa Kim is a film student at Chung Ang University. Since 1991, he has worked in 10 short films. He made his directorial debut in 1999 with "Jaban Ghodeunguh", which won the prize at the 2000 Korean Film & Video Awards.

Filmmaker's note

Since I was writing the scenario, I tried to make emotionally impressing films. Although there were hundreds of films for the subject and/or the narrative, I wanted each cinematic elements like sounds, images and narratives to be ironically combined. Thus, I spent a lot of time on pre-production, editing and sound designing. During the production period, all staff and actors helped me a lot, and I really appreciate them. This film couldn't be possible without their passion and love.

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